Veterans' Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS)
Mental health triage and assessment for military veterans registered with GPs across Yorkshire and the Humber that are struggling to access and or engage with mainstream mental health services.
The Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) is a service to support veterans and their families. The service developed from recognition that military veterans may find it difficult to access traditional NHS services following time spent in a military environment and acknowledges that a stigma still surrounds mental health issues and aims to reduce this by providing more accessible pathways into services.
The service provides a first point of contact for people aged 18 and over and is available to anyone who has left the armed forces after completing one day’s service or more with the British Military, is a Reservist not currently mobilised or a family member of military personnel or a member of the armed forces currently awaiting discharge (in transition).
The team offers mental health assessment by a specialist veterans mental health practitioner who is sensitive to military culture and has good local knowledge. The service aims to provide a thorough assessment to refer veterans onto the most appropriate service to meet their needs. A maximum of six sessions will be provided where appropriate to assist those struggling with transition.
TILS is also the first port of call for a referral to the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service
How to access this service
The service has an open referral system and people can refer themselves by contacting the service directly on the number below or by contacting the Northern Area - Single Point of Contact.
Referrals can also be taken from any statutory or non-statutory organisation. The referral forms can be downloaded by clicking on the attachment at the bottom of this page.
For more information on OpCourage please refer to the attached leaflet at the bottom of the page or use the following link: www.nhs.uk/opcourage
Tel: 01482 335479
Northern Area - Single Point of Contact
Tel: 0303 123 1145
Tel: 01482 335479
Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service
St Andrew’s Place
271 St George’s Road